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5 More Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

 

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A couple summers ago, we gave you 5 Ways to Stay Cool, which included eating ice cream and cooling your veins. Well, we’re approaching the peak of summer and so far, it’s been a decently hot one. Our cooling service specialists have a few more suggestions you can try in order to keep yourself refreshed:

1) Freeze your sheets

Before going to bed, pack your sheets into a big plastic bag and stick the bag in the freezer for a few minutes. Then, put the sheets back on your bed and climb in. The sheets won’t stay cold all night, but it’ll be a great way to fall asleep.

2) Keep the sun out

During the day, keep your blinds and curtains closed to block out the sun. You’ll find that your rooms stay much cooler when the sun isn’t beating in through the windows. Open them back up once the sun goes down.

3) Make fan air cooler

If you use standing fans (as opposed to ceiling fans), place a metal bowl full of salted ice in front of them to make their blowing air even cooler. Then, place your fans (and bowls of ice) on opposite sides of the room to create a cross-breeze. The more fans, the cooler the room will be.

4) Water your feet

If you want to stay cool at night, dunk your feet in cold water for a few minutes befor eyou go to bed. Your feet and ankles contain several pulse points that help control your body temperature and by cooling them down, you’ll cool yourself down.

5) Hang a wet sheet

Instead of putting your sheets in the dryer, hang them in front of an open window. When the breeze flows in, it’ll take the coolness of the sheet with it and will help to cool down your room.

Have some other ways to stay cool during the summer? We’d love to hear them!